Congratulations to Hannah Roddie from Iwan Evan’s lab who was selected to talk at the Immunity Workshop for the 25th European Drosophila Research Conference (EDRC). Hannah gave a very professional talk on how apoptotic cell clearance controls macrophage behaviours in the developing fly embryo. In fact, she did so well that prestigious overseas labs were enquiring over her availability to do post-docs with them.
The Conference is the main scientific conference for the European fruit fly research community. It takes place every two years in a European city and draws approximately 600 delegates from all over the world.
The EDRC covers the whole breadth of Drosophila research, from evolution and development through to neurobiology, immunology, metabolism and cancer research. It acts as a major conduit for scientific communication in Europe and has a strong training remit as the majority of platform speakers are chosen from abstracts submitted by early career researchers.
Well done Hannah!